Rolling Obituary Thread: 2021

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Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Friday, 1 January 2021 14:48 (three months ago) link

That'll be Mark Eden, fact fans..

Mark G, Friday, 1 January 2021 14:49 (three months ago) link

Joan Micklin Silver, though I guess this really belongs in the 2020 thread

MrDasher, Friday, 1 January 2021 23:32 (three months ago) link

I've never seen Hester Street, but I like Between the Lines, Chilly Scenes of Winter--or at least I did, when I last saw it ~35 years ago--and Crossing Delancey.

clemenza, Friday, 1 January 2021 23:36 (three months ago) link

RIP! One of the few female filmmakers of her generation who was able to work regularly and has a decent sized body of work.

flappy bird, Saturday, 2 January 2021 02:14 (three months ago) link

I really enjoyed Between The Lines and Crossing Delancey when I saw them last year

Change Display Name: (stevie), Saturday, 2 January 2021 08:54 (three months ago) link

These things come and go, but you can get Between the Lines on YouTube right now. When I saw it a few years ago, I quoted a line that kills me on the Jeff Goldblum thread. He's holding court for some would-be rock critics--he teaches a seminar or something--who are conspicuously all female and furiously taking notes:

"They say that rock is here to stay, you've heard them say that rock is here to stay...They never say where. Certainly not at my house--I don't have the room."

clemenza, Saturday, 2 January 2021 16:18 (three months ago) link

See the Bob Pollard thread to find out where rock wound up staying.

Halfway there but for you, Saturday, 2 January 2021 16:35 (three months ago) link

Sad news about Steve Brown, producer of Wham!, The Cult, ABC and Manic Street Preachers among many others. Young Guns (Go For It), She Sells Sanctuary, Tears Are Not Enough (original) and Motorcycle Emptiness: that's a hell of a CV in just four songs.

— Simon Price (@simon_price01) January 2, 2021

Portsmouth Bubblejet, Saturday, 2 January 2021 21:43 (three months ago) link

Paul Westphal:

clemenza, Saturday, 2 January 2021 21:54 (three months ago) link

Gerry Marsden of Gerry & The Pacemakers

٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 3 January 2021 17:20 (three months ago) link

Life doesn't go on day after day

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Sunday, 3 January 2021 17:54 (three months ago) link

RIP. Now have “Ferry Cross the Mersey” and “The Silent Boatman” on mash-up rotation in my head.

Dog Heavy Manners (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 January 2021 18:01 (three months ago) link

Former is an all-time mood

spruce springclean (darraghmac), Sunday, 3 January 2021 19:01 (three months ago) link

Have a great Goodison derby programme (somewhere) from April '78 with a celebrity fan feature: Marsden representing the Reds, and Leonard Rossiter the Blues. I don't remember anything about the Gerry P interview but Leonard R was insightful on Tommy Lawton and wasteful corner techniques. Rigsby 0-1 Pacemaker (David Johnson) on that evening, mind.

Michael Jones, Sunday, 3 January 2021 19:19 (three months ago) link

rip Gerry, such a beautiful singer

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 3 January 2021 20:01 (three months ago) link

Tanya Roberts, who co-starred on That ’70s Show and Charlie’s Angels, passed away Sunday. She was 65.

Roberts reportedly collapsed at home following a walk with her dogs on Christmas Eve, a rep for Roberts told TMZ. She was hospitalized and put on a ventilator, but never recovered. The official cause of death is currently unknown.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 4 January 2021 04:35 (three months ago) link

rip midge

mookieproof, Monday, 4 January 2021 04:52 (three months ago) link

Chase no face, the faceless cat, died yesterday.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Monday, 4 January 2021 05:39 (three months ago) link

Barbara Shelley, actress with over 100 roles in TV and film on both sides of the Atlantic. Many Hammer roles including the female lead in the big screen Quatermass and the Pit.


Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Monday, 4 January 2021 10:41 (three months ago) link

Barbara Shelley has died. She matched Christopher Lee's Dracula and Rasputin for blazing bravura. She became the cat girl and the Gorgon; fought the mad medicos of Wolfit and Cushing; inhabited a village of the damned and channelled the Martians. Our greatest horror actress.

— James Swanton (@jamescswanton) January 4, 2021

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Monday, 4 January 2021 10:41 (three months ago) link

RIP Barbara Shelley. Very few classic Hammer film actors still around now.

Ward Fowler, Monday, 4 January 2021 10:58 (three months ago) link

Alexi Laiho, guitarist for Finnish metal band Children of Bodom. He was 41.

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 4 January 2021 11:38 (three months ago) link

RIP Barbara, another one from last year's 'the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually still alive' thread.

Eggbreak Hotel (Tom D.), Monday, 4 January 2021 12:33 (three months ago) link

Chicago-based musician (probably best known as drummer for Running) Alejandro Morales.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 4 January 2021 17:31 (three months ago) link

Alexi Laiho

man. Alexi Laiho, guitarist and frontman for Children of Bodom has passed away. Alexi was an incredible musician, one of the best guitar players of all time, a pioneer in melodic death metal innovating with an inescapable sound. truly a metal legend. RIP, Bodom will live forever

— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) January 4, 2021

Ned Raggett, Monday, 4 January 2021 18:58 (three months ago) link

OK let's row it back on the Tanya Roberts news

meanwhile back at the song (Matt #2), Monday, 4 January 2021 22:31 (three months ago) link

That story is mindboggling.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 4 January 2021 22:35 (three months ago) link

looks like people are disputing the legitimacy of the certification of the outcome of her life

Next up: Tiffany Dover

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 4 January 2021 22:59 (three months ago) link

questions for the husband, who seems to have told literally everyone they knew that she was dead

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 4 January 2021 23:03 (three months ago) link

and i guess the doctors too

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 4 January 2021 23:04 (three months ago) link

Conservationist George Whitmore, on 1st team to climb Yosemite’s El Capitan, dies of COVID-19 at 89.

nickn, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 01:31 (three months ago) link

Undead Pool 2021

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 16:59 (three months ago) link

Fair ridiculous age to be climbing mountains to be honest xxp

nob lacks, noirish (darraghmac), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:17 (three months ago) link

I'm sad Tanya Roberts has actually died now. She would have been an amazing interview subject.

Alba, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:51 (three months ago) link

Colin Bell aka ‘Nijinsky’.

It is with the deepest sadness and heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Manchester City legend Colin Bell.

🔷 #ManCity |

— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 5, 2021

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 19:55 (three months ago) link

Albert Roux, the more unassuming of the Roux brothers (and the one that didn't have an absolute bellend for a son).

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 11:02 (three months ago) link

I think he actually did? In that Michel Roux Jr. is his son, not his brother Michel's.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 11:53 (three months ago) link

Oh well there you go.

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 11:55 (three months ago) link

Pierre Chappuis, Swiss poet and critic, 90. RIP.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 13:56 (three months ago) link

remember when Man City had an online vote for whom to name a stand after and everyone voted for Colin Bell so it could be hilariously called "The Bell End".

calzino, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 15:00 (three months ago) link

tbf he actually was one of their best ever players - pre-Sheikh Mansour. Him and Shaun Goater.

Eggbreak Hotel (Tom D.), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 15:13 (three months ago) link

I've no doubt Man City fans consider him a ledge. But fans of other clubs thought it was a bit of a wheeze at the time, but it was a fail because as far as I know nobody calls it the bell end!

calzino, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 15:24 (three months ago) link

Novelist Eric Jerome Dickey.

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 15:31 (three months ago) link

(xp) Sadly, the Dickov Stand never happened.

Eggbreak Hotel (Tom D.), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 15:31 (three months ago) link

Alan Igbon (Loggo in Boys From The Black Stuff), aged 68. Apparently in early December.

Michael Jones, Thursday, 7 January 2021 16:47 (three months ago) link

also in GBH: "shall I twat him, boss?"

RIP, he had only had 20 years on me.

calzino, Thursday, 7 January 2021 16:53 (three months ago) link

I never realized he was the cable guy on Seinfeld--night and day!

clemenza, Friday, 9 April 2021 17:51 (one week ago) link

Nikki Grahame, aged 38

If only I could set this up for Dr Morbius to say “Who is she?”

Alba, Saturday, 10 April 2021 17:10 (one week ago) link

That's really sad, hadn't heard about her in years.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 10 April 2021 17:38 (one week ago) link

I didn't know who she was until just now, I have missed out on many celebrities this last two decades though.

Bastard Lakes (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 10 April 2021 17:38 (one week ago) link

Well done the Mirror for all the Lose Belly Fat links at the bottom of that article. Nice one.

Madchen, Saturday, 10 April 2021 17:38 (one week ago) link

Her mum had been on TV about a month ago saying about how she'd been hospitalised, apparently Ryan had got into trub for mentioning it earlier.

Mark G, Saturday, 10 April 2021 17:41 (one week ago) link

Oh I feel very sad about that. RIP Nikki.

Cocteau Twinks (jed_), Saturday, 10 April 2021 17:48 (one week ago) link

Terrible. RIP Nikki.

Duncan Disorderly (Tom D.), Saturday, 10 April 2021 19:21 (one week ago) link

Shirley Williams has died aged 90. In 2014, Vince Cable wrote in the New Statesman that "there is probably no one alive who has done more than her to define and shape British social democracy".

— New Statesman (@NewStatesman) April 12, 2021

Portsmouth Bubblejet, Monday, 12 April 2021 14:44 (six days ago) link

melt in peace

calzino, Monday, 12 April 2021 14:51 (six days ago) link

Quinton Claunch.

Tim, Monday, 12 April 2021 14:52 (six days ago) link

RIP Quinton. Shirley doesn't deserve one alas.

Duncan Disorderly (Tom D.), Monday, 12 April 2021 15:09 (six days ago) link

I conflated a real name with a character name re: Shirley Williams and was all, 'yeah okay maybe hers wasn't the best show ever but even David Lander got a more gracious sendoff than this, sheesh'. The 'age 90' bit should've maybe hipped me to my error.

You Can't Have the Woogie Without a Little Boogie (Old Lunch), Monday, 12 April 2021 16:51 (six days ago) link

Director Richard Rush, 91.

scampopo (suzy), Monday, 12 April 2021 19:28 (six days ago) link

[R.I.P.] ‘Zombie’ and ‘High Tension’ Makeup Effects Artist Giannetto De Rossi Has Passed Away

— Bloody Disgusting (@BDisgusting) April 12, 2021

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 12 April 2021 19:56 (six days ago) link

Not as stomach-churning a sight as Princ Phillip tbf.

Duncan Disorderly (Tom D.), Monday, 12 April 2021 20:17 (six days ago) link

in 2014, Vince Cable wrote
oh well if Vince Cable wrote it in 2014 then it must be true I guess

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Monday, 12 April 2021 20:28 (six days ago) link

are you suggesting Vince was laying some cable?

calzino, Monday, 12 April 2021 20:33 (six days ago) link

I am indebted to her for her brief stint as higher education minister. She questioned for the first time the financial sustain­ability of mass free university education (there were then 635,000 students; now there are 3 million). She put forward 13 possible reforms, including student loans and longer terms.

lol, read it and weep

calzino, Monday, 12 April 2021 20:44 (six days ago) link

xp just seemed funny to see Vince quoted like he was some kind of respected elder statesman or political historian, and not even a new quote.

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Monday, 12 April 2021 20:48 (six days ago) link

the quote is taken from a review of her 2014 biography in which he also reveals she voted against abortion, easier divorces as well as being pro-student fees. I suppose being a reactionary arsehole and helping to bolster Thatcherism for another decade is about as influential as she got.

calzino, Monday, 12 April 2021 20:57 (six days ago) link

I suppose 2014 was the last time the lib dems could reasonably pretend to have any sort of relevance

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Monday, 12 April 2021 21:04 (six days ago) link

and she voted against gay adoption, a true liberal to the core.

calzino, Monday, 12 April 2021 21:04 (six days ago) link

Vince has got that kind of *talent* where you can't read his writing without hearing every sentence with all the tics and mannerisms of his bald headmaster speaking style.

calzino, Monday, 12 April 2021 21:15 (six days ago) link

Charlie was the only mensch among them ;_;

Duncan Disorderly (Tom D.), Monday, 12 April 2021 23:40 (six days ago) link

Bernard Noël, one of the most significant French poets of the second half of the 20th century. He was 90. RIP.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 15:30 (five days ago) link

Colourful character, safecracker and football chairman George Reynolds:

Normally avoid the comments but the one by Simple Opinion made me laugh, even if it whiffs of bs.

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 15:43 (five days ago) link

I think when he built that new 25000 capacity stadium for them I think their average attendance was like 4-5k at max and there wasn't much of a new stadium boost!

calzino, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 15:58 (five days ago) link

oh, I always enjoyed Noël's poems. RIP.

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:23 (five days ago) link

NEW YORK (AP) — AP source: Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff has died in a federal prison, believed to be from natural causes.

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) April 14, 2021

Scamp Granada (gyac), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 13:28 (four days ago) link

You could say he RIP'd off this mortal coil.

I thought he died like 2 years ago

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 14:35 (four days ago) link

Oh noes, not Evil Bernie.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 14:38 (four days ago) link

The devil finally Madoff with ol' Bernie

You Can't Have the Woogie Without a Little Boogie (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 14:46 (four days ago) link

Rusty Young of Poco

blue whales on ambient (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 15 April 2021 23:47 (three days ago) link

aw damn :(

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 15 April 2021 23:50 (three days ago) link

Helen McCrory

— Damian Lewis (@lewis_damian) April 16, 2021

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Friday, 16 April 2021 15:54 (two days ago) link

Fuck. RIP

groovypanda, Friday, 16 April 2021 16:06 (two days ago) link

Missed Rusty Young dying, what a shame, gonna play some Poco now in tribute.

Authoritarian Steaks (Tom D.), Friday, 16 April 2021 16:12 (two days ago) link

Thats so sad about Helen McCrory, always thought they made a lovely pair too

flagpost fucking (darraghmac), Friday, 16 April 2021 18:46 (two days ago) link

Very sad about Helen McCrory too. A very skilled actress with charisma off the scale. All of her colleagues are saying what a loyal and loving friend she was and you could just tell that was the case from her screen presence. I feel very sad for her family.

Cocteau Twinks (jed_), Saturday, 17 April 2021 00:04 (yesterday) link

"Felix Silla, an actor and stuntman best known for playing Cousin Itt on “The Addams Family,” has passed away today at the age of 84."

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 17 April 2021 00:26 (yesterday) link

Hair today, gone tomorrow ...

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 17 April 2021 00:26 (yesterday) link

RIP, crossword puzzle stalwart.

It Is Dangerous to Meme Inside (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 17 April 2021 00:33 (yesterday) link

First I'm hearing about the extra "t". No wonder I missed all those crossword gimmes!

henry s, Saturday, 17 April 2021 00:45 (yesterday) link

Cousin in this thread.

It Is Dangerous to Meme Inside (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 17 April 2021 00:52 (yesterday) link

unfortunate that vartan gregorian was unable to save the new york-penn league as well

mookieproof, Saturday, 17 April 2021 01:47 (yesterday) link

Yeah, figured he probably had some feet of clay I was not paying attention to.

It Is Dangerous to Meme Inside (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 17 April 2021 02:01 (yesterday) link

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